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Mother’s Day Card

Haven’t made cards in awhile, so tonight I’m making some 5×5 cards. I’m drawn to these purpley-blues, I don’t know why! I went with a vintage/shabby look on this one. I’m trying really hard not to buy a lot of stuff since I’m loaded to the gills with stuff in my craft room, it’s hard not to buy all the latest… but years of buying all the latest has left me with more product than I can hope to use, so I’m on a self-emposed shopping strike. Here’s my card and the ingredients are below:

DCWV Glitter papers, Jenni Bowlin label, Apron Lace border punch from Fiskars, a digital image that I created, a photocopied page from a book and ribbon, a flower, a vintage button and gems from my stash. I inked my edges in CTMH chocolate ink. This card is available for purchase on Etsy. Thanks so much for looking!

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Young Women’s General Conference

Tonight I watched the Young Women’s General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints online. Even though it’s geared for the young women in the church aged 12-18, this older woman got a lot out of it… the theme was how to stand strong amidst the turmoil and temptation in the world. The talks were all excellent; something that Elaine S. Dalton said, about what God sees in each of us, inspired me to make this little card tonight.

I’ve used a digital stamp from Squigglefly, called “Princess Mia” and colored it in with my Copics. My paper is from DCWV, and I’ve used some Prima Flowers, buttons and Waxy Flax. I’ve also used the Fiskars Apron Lace punch, as well as my Nestabilities. The font that I used on my sentiment is called Rickles and it’s free from Dafont.

Thank you for looking at my blog today!

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Friday Sketchers, #93 – “Just Because”

This is my first entry at Friday Sketchers – here is their sketch this week:

Here is my take on it… I love these rainbow sherbet colors, especially on a gray and dreary day like today!! This is a 5″x5″ card – my stamped image is a digi-stamp from Bee Crafty that I’ve colored in with Copics. I’ve mounted her on a die cut label that I cut out with my nesties and ran through the swiss dots embossing folder on my Cuttlebug. Papers are from CTMH, KI Memories and DCWV. Flower stickers are from K & Co. The “Just Because” sticker is from Stampendous.

Thanks so much for visting my blog today!

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Mojo Monday #129 and St. Patty’s Day!

Today I am home sick with Strep Throat – ugh… I think the antibiotics are finally starting to kick in because instead of feeling like someone is holding a hot iron to my throat 24/7, now it just feels like gargling with glass shards – only when I swallow! That’s progress! Anyway, making cards is distracting me from my troubles! I made this card for my Mom since St. Patrick’s day is near and dear to her heart. First, here is the sketch:
On my card, all my papers are from CTMH and I’ve focused on the color Juniper with cream accents and some distressing in Desert Sand. I’ve also used the Apron Lace punch from Fiskars. The antique lace, ribbon, jute, pearls and shamrock button are from my stash. My sentiment has been floating around in my miscellaneous bag for years — it’s from My Mind’s Eye circa 2002, so I’m glad to finally use it. I distressed it a bit with some more desert sand ink. Here is the finished product…

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CPS 155

Dreary winter in Minnesota… so I needed something bright! Here is the Card Positioning Systems Sketch #155 for this week:

And here is my take on it — I flipped it sideways.

My stamp image is from Teresa Collins — I love her sentiments and graphics! The papers are all from KI Memories. Thanks for looking!

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2Sketches4U – Kazan #46

I haven’t done a 2S4U challenge for awhile, so this was fun to do. Here is the sketch:

I am enjoying my new Copic markers – I liked “coloring in the lines” as a little girl, and this brings me back to that time a little bit! This is another Digital Stamp purchased from Digistamp Boutique. I’ve colored her in using my Copics, and the flower paper is DCWV. I’ve used a Martha Stewart border punch (who by the way I am now boycotting but that is another post for another day); SU! and CM punches; rub-ons from CTMH, pearlies and ribbon from my stash. This card is going to someone very special… I hope she knows I made it with lots of love. Thanks for looking!

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Happy Valentines – vintage for you

Sharing some of my vintage valentines and hoping sweet cards and scrapbooks will be embellished with them! If you use them, please leave a link in my comments so I can see! Enjoy!

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